Medical professionals at Temple Health are working to increase access to colon cancer screening options and reduce disparities in outcomes. Dr. Abraham Ifrah, an internal medicine resident at Temple, emphasizes the importance of reaching marginalized individuals with preventive care.

One positive trend in recent years has been a decline in new cases of colon cancer among older adults, largely attributed to improved screening techniques. Early detection of cancer can lead to successful treatment and even cure. However, many adults who are eligible for routine screening at age 45 do not get the preventive colonoscopies they need. This can lead to the disease being diagnosed at an advanced stage, making treatment difficult.

To address this issue, Temple Health is promoting awareness of take-home fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) as an alternative screening option. By increasing awareness and accessibility of screening methods, Temple Health aims to improve outcomes and reduce disparities in colorectal cancer detection.

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